Dr Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari is a visiting fellow at CERI Sciences Po Paris and visiting Bradlow Fellow at the South African Institute of International Affairs. Dr Hengari holds a PhD in Political Science (International Relations) from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where he also earned a Master degree in Political Science (International Relations). He holds a further Master degree in International Studies from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Sociology from the University of Namibia.
In 2016 Dr Hengari joined Amnesty International as Deputy Director for Southern Africa. Before that he served as Senior Research Fellow at SAIIA from 2012-2016 in its Foreign Policy Programme. He held several lectureships and fellowships at amongst others, the University of Cape Town, Wits University and Rouen Business School in France. He was a scholar in residence at the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation in Uppsala, Sweden. Between 2002-2003, he served as the chef de cabinet and senior special assistant to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia.
His research focus is on the foreign policies of Africa’s anchor states; South Africa, the African Union and conflicts in Africa, including comparative foreign policy analysis of small states in Africa and Northern Europe; democratic norms transfer, policy convergence and the state in Africa and France, the United Kingdom and the European Union as security actors in Africa. He is a regular commentator on international affairs in the South African and international broadcast and print media.
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